At 6 and 8 p.m. CT on Saturday, FOX Sports Kansas City will re-air Sporting Kansas City's 4-0 home-opening win over rivals Houston Dynamo from March 7 at Children's Mercy Park.
As the match unfolds, Sporting fans will have the unique opportunity to enjoy a second-screen bonus experience on Sporting's Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Twitch platforms. Beginning at 6 p.m. CT, Sporting midfielder Roger Espinoza and forward Johnny Russell will join club commentator Nate Bukaty to provide insightful commentary throughout the contest.
Espinoza and Russell both played a role in the resounding victory against Houston, with the former scoring a first-half goal and the latter helping the hosts to a rampant offensive display.
The convincing defeat of Houston garnered the highest-rated telecast in the four-year partnership between Sporting and FOX Sports Kansas City, according to Nielsen. More fans tuned into that contest than any other MLS match to air on FOX Sports Kansas City since 2017, providing an audience that was treated to four goals and a dominant, wire-to-wire performance from Manager Peter Vermes' side.
FOX Sports Kansas City will serve as Sporting's exclusive television home throughout 2020, televising most of the club's MLS regular season matches with new color analyst and former MLS veteran Jacob Peterson joining play-by-play commentator Nate Bukaty and touchline reporter Carter Augustine on the call.